Old Shatterhand wrote:I never heard of the golden apple but it wouldn't surprise me. I can tell you this, Vlad was so confident in his crime deterrence that he placed a golden cup in the central square of Tirgoviste. He informed his people that anyone could drink from the cup, but anyone who stole it would be punished appropriately. The solid gold cup was never stolen. I mean it doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out what would happen if you took it.
Sentenza wrote:Old Shatterhand wrote:In China that could mean most anything from a different design and different materials to getting all Vladislav III on them.. lol. Vlad "the impaler" was about as cruel and rutheless a ruler as has arisen but thievery was almost non-existent too. The crossroads in the city leading to his castle had a large solid gold utensil for drawing water out of the city worth a good deal and it sat there for years. It was never stolen.Sentenza wrote:240,000 Manholes Stolen To Sell As Scrap Metal
China's capital is testing a new kind of manhole cover to put a lid on rampant theft, Xinhua news agency says.
Missing manhole covers are a hazardous fact of life on the sidewalks and roads of Beijing where they are stolen to be sold as scrap for a couple of dollars each...
Beijing has more than 600,000 manhole covers across the city owned by 18 companies. "Approximately 240,000 manhole and street- drain covers were stolen in Beijing in 2004," Xinhua said.
Wasnt it him too, who put an apple made of gold in the middle of some city to prove that everyone fears him and wouldnt steal it? Maybe i am confusing something right now though...
But yea i read some stuff about that guy. Horror type stuff. No wonder that Dracula supposedly resembles him.
Yea that was it then, a golden cup. I knew i was confusing something.